Sunday December 13th, 2015

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is officially active for his team’s Week 14 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Eifert missed his first game of the season last week after suffering a pinched nerve in his neck during Cincinnati’s 31–7 win over the St. Louis Rams during Week 12. He was listed as limited for the team’s first practice of the week on Wednesday, but was upgraded to full by Thursday.

Eifert was officially listed as probable throughout the week and is expected to be at full speed.

The 25-year-old has turned into one of the NFL’s most effective red zone weapons in his third season since being drafted by the Bengals in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Despite only averaging 47.5 yards receiving per game, Eifert leads the NFL in touchdown receptions with 12.

Eifert played in just one game in 2014 after suffering a dislocated elbow against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 7. 

49ers place running back Carlos Hyde (foot) on injured reserve

Rookie tight end Tyler Kroft had one reception for 17 yards last week while starting in place of Eifert.

 

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